Crisis Communication Planning and Implementation for School Leaders


Course Overview 

This 4-hour virtual workshop provides an overview of the role of communications in planning for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies in K-12 schools. Participants will discuss critical tasks for managing communications during all phases of an incident, outline a process for creating crisis communications plans, and identify communications and warning best practices.

Target Audience 

This workshop is intended for district or school administrators, principals, teachers, public information officers, school psychologists, facilities managers, transportation managers, school resource officers, and community partners with roles in creating and maintaining school crisis plans and EOPs.

Course Takeaways 

  • An overview of the role of communications in managing emergency incidents in schools
  • A comprehensive outline of communications activities during all phases of an incident 
  • Communications and warnings annex examples and templates